Thursday, September 23, 2010

Be Inspired To Do Great Things!

I want to share something that will bless your heart and I hope will encourage you to do great things with your life!   This is a video of Rick and Dick Hoyt,  a must see!  I have watched this many times and each times it brings tears to my eyes.  The love of a father for his son and endurance unimaginable!
This is especially dear to our heart.
You will have to turn my music off at the bottom of this page in order to hear the music on the video:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flRvsO8m_KI&feature=related

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I really love to use vintage items in new ways!
This is one I saw on a blog that I enjoy
http://homeandharmony.blogspot.com/2010/07/inside-out.html




She uses this wire lamp shade as a hanging lamp
over her bed!  Such a cool idea!

Well,  I went to a "Hoarder" sale the other day
with 2 great friends and I saw all these vintage
lamp shades on a tall shelf!  I became so excited
because I have been wanting to try this idea out
for myself.  I also came up with some other ways
to use these great vintage finds:)

love the loops! and curves!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mavis's Homemade Sourdough Wheat Bread!

Mavis's first time to make homemade Sourdough
Wheat Bread all by herself!
No bread machine, all by hand.
If you would like sourdough starter to make your own,
let us know and I will try to get it to you!
Mavis's Tea Time Gingersnaps
for her dad to take to
"Radical" Bible Study!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Where are the poor?

In my devotional this morning I was reading Proverbs 14 and came across this in verse 20;
"The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor,  but the rich has many friends." and 21;
"He who despises his neighbor sins;  but he who has mercy on the poor,  happy is he."


This verse really took hold of me and made me think,  do I feel differently about people?
Surely not,  I am a mercy at heart all the way,  sometimes to my doom!  But ...  I had to
think of some situations I had been uncomfortable in,  honestly.  Then I started thinking
who do I know that I really would consider poor?  I could not think of one single
person that I would think was truly poor.  Someone that could not feed and clothe their
children properly or that was homeless.  I know several people that are just getting by,
 sometimes due to their own choice,  some that have had a job loss and so on but they
are making it.
  Then I thought about why I don't see the poor,  I know they are out there and I would
love to help them but just don't see the opportunity except through missions to missionaries
in foreign lands.  And then this hit me!  Here we are in our nice little homes living in
comfort in our Restricted Neighborhoods... going to the same safe places week after
week.  I had to stop and think,  why do we live in a restricted neighborhood?  We tell
ourselves it is to keep our property value up and it does but is God concerned with
our property value?  Do I really think Christ would have made sure he built his home
in a restricted neighborhood so he would not have mobile homes popping up right beside him
or have old clunkers in the yard?  I used to live in a mobile home and  guess what?  I was
the same person I am now,  I have had my share of clunkers too,  but that was the same
me that was driving them that is now driving a nicer vehicle. 
So what am I getting at?  Just that I need to reach out and find the poor,  go to where they
are.  See this safe little life for what it really is...hypocrisy perhaps?  I say I want to help
the poor but how far am I willing to go. 
Christ used the poor,  the humble,  those that would yield.  Maybe it is hard to yield when
we have so much stuff to let go of  in order to be yielded to Him completely.
  This post is just for me,  I am not judging anyone but myself.
  The Holy Spirit is working out some things in my own life and I so want to be yielded!

Monday, September 13, 2010

"This is the day that the Lord hath made,  I will rejoice and be glad in it,
This is the day... This is the day... This is the day that the Lord hath made!!!
"Call unto me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things
which thou knowest not" Jer. 33:3
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding,
in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths" Prov. 3:5&6
Jesus said to him,  "I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father
except through Me." John 14:6

Do you know Jesus?  He loves you!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Radical Living!

Just started reading the book "Radical" by David Platt,  great book about
how we need to live for Christ,  His way,  not ours.
So...  I have been thinking about all these things that I have that I really
do not need!  I have more dishes than I will ever use, 2 highchairs and
only one grandchild that needs one :),  more outside riding toys than
Mavis & Henry can ride and the list goes on and on!
  I will be going through the house in the next week,  room by room
letting go of things we no longer need or use.